MSNBC coverage of Scalia-Ginsburg

The new production “Scalia/Ginsburg" brings the friendship of Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the stage. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon reports.

Renaissance Improv

Renaissance Improvisation! Watch Ellen Wieser, Meagan Zantingh and Edmund Milly improvise a 3-part renaissance canon in VivaVoce's 2014 "Singing Extempore" concert in Montreal! This concert was a reproduction of one they gave at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice in 2013 as part of the Con la mente e con le mani conference. For more info, visit mentemani.org. For more improvisation videos by Ellen and her colleagues, visit http://www.mentemani.org/Connection/Videos.html

Toute clarté m'est obscure

Excerpts from the premiere of Isaiah Ceccarelli's "Toute clarté m'est obscure" in Montréal, April 13 2013 at the Église St John the Evangelist. The ensemble, under the direction of drummer and composer Isaiah Ceccarelli, is made up of 16 acclaimed improvising musicians from the Montréal scene. This contemporary music, at once elegant, erudite and monumental, harmoniously integrates improvisation into the composition. The music is accompanied by original texts written by Isaiah and inspired by different poetical and musical forms of the past, including the ballad from the ars subtilior, as well as the planh and the descort of the Troubadour era.